Presenting the premiere edition of Old Time Radio's Greatest Shows podcast, three hours of the best radio shows ever broadcast!
On this week's edition (October 2014 - Halloween Special), OTR's spookiest shows are highlighted in a special Halloween treat for the whole family. Enjoy great fun and laughs with The Life of Riley and Abbott & Costello both dealing with frights and frantics of haunted houses; Suspense is on the air with a pair of scary tales of ghost trains and alien takovers; and our Feature Presentation rebroadcasts Orson Welles' panic-inducing "War of the Worlds" from the eve of All Hallows Eve 1938.
Hour 1 : Fun and Laughs - Genres: Comedy, Variety, Situation Comedy
Full Episode 1- The Life of Riley (Episode 42) Halloween Haunted House (10/29/44)
Intermission--- Intermission music from Matty Malneck and his Orchestra (edit) (1948)
Full Episode 2- Abbott and Costello (Episode 200) Bella Lugosi's Haunted House (05/05/48)
Full Episode 5- Mercury Theater on the Air (Episode 17) The War of the Worlds (10/30/38)
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About this series:
This series can be enjoyed as an on-demand podcast or to run as a complete block of programming for any terrestrial or online radio station. Each three-hour compilation includes an hour of OTR's funniest comedies, followed by rivetting dramas from various genres, capping off the block with classic movie adaptations as heard on the Lux Radio Theatre, Screen Director's Playhouse, and others. Each production has been skillfully remastered and edited from the best source material currently available in the Public Domain. Designed to run on the hour, every hour, each block of programming features favorite episodes from the most popular Old Time Radio series currently in circulation, complete with original commercials (where available), along with bonus material filling out each hour when a program finishes early. Such bonuses include vintage sponsor ads and short featurettes starring Boris Karloff, Bing Crosby and many others. Look for special editions compiling the best of multi-part series and serials such as Your's Truly, Johnny Dollar and the Adventures of Superman.
February 23, 2015 Subject:
Wow! Thanks so much!
Thanks so much for your time and effort! This is such a great way to break out of my comfort zone and expose myself to new genres that I generally wouldn't try!
December 5, 2014 Subject:
This is great your doing this. We will get so much more enjoyment from this way to present Old Time Radio Shows. I'm on board and ready for more. Thank you very much for your time and effort.
December 5, 2014 Subject:
Great compilation! Love it. Fabulous collection of shows in one download. Many thanks!
November 21, 2014 Subject:
Re: FANTASTIC ADDITION TO THE SITE !
Thank you, Jonnie King. Yes, I am quite enjoying putting the show together. Your suggestions sound like they would be a great complement to the show. I will definitely check them out. I love Gildersleeve when he was a spinoff-- and the great Kraft commercials. The crossover could be in an upcoming Christmas edition! BTW, just getting the finishing touches on Production 1-02 and should be up on the archive this weekend. Thanks again for the great feedback! -JGO
November 20, 2014 Subject:
FANTASTIC ADDITION TO THE SITE !
Congrats ! Many thanks for this addition to the Site...and for all of your hard work !
I've been a Broadcaster & Producer myself since 1967...so I know the work that goes into such a structured, seamless, production as this one.
(Here's a GREAT hour-long Christmas "cross-over" presentation for you: "The Great Gildersleeve" 12-21-1941 & "Fibber McGee & Molly" 12-23-1941. "McGee's Christmas Present"/"Gildersleeve's Christmas Present". A very funny, very early cross-over between the two shows, after Gildersleeve had left Wistful Vista and comes back to visit, and give McGee a present.)
Again, thanks for sharing this superb production !